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  • What Inflation? Some Items That Actually Cost Less Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    Inflation may be climbing faster than the humidity level, but there are still some things that actually cost less than they did a year ago.

  • Stimulus Checks Keeping Recession At Bay—For Now Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
    Grove shopping center in Los Angeles

    The $48 billion in tax rebates sent out to American consumers this spring has helped keep the US economy out of a recession, but analysts believe the impact may only be temporary. .

  • China's Retail Sales Growth Holds Firm in May Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 12:14 AM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    China's retail sales held up in May despite the devastating Sichuan earthquake.  May retail sales growth edged down to 21.6% from 22.0% in April, slightly below a consensus forecast of 21.8%. 

  • Dylan and the gang get "Fast & Furious" in this new segment. Here's the Fast ways to trade tomorrow's market moving events!

  • Stocks Close Higher; Yahoo Tumbles Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back following news that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal is off. Earlier, the market had rallied as oil prices receded, retail sales came in better than expected and merger in the beverage industry got investors jazzed up.

  • U.S. Open Logo: I Just Love It Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:19 PM ET
    2008 U.S. Open Torry Pines

    Out of all the championships, I'd say both U.S. Opens (golf and tennis) are more reliant on logo design than any other championship. Why? Because the same players play in it every year.

  • Talbot's Credit Crisis Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 3:45 PM ET
    Shopper at Talbots

    With the tear that Talbot’s stock price has been on, I think that it is safe to say that investors like what they heard from CEO Trudy Sullivan yesterday. Still that $50 million credit facility that it secured from Japanese retailer Aeon (also TLB’s largest shareholder) is a relatively small step in what will be a big turnaround project.

  • Stocks Pare Gains As Oil Prices Rally Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stocks were well off their highs but still posting solid gains after unexpected strength in retail sales and a multibillion-dollar takeover bid in the brewing sector.

  • What Inflation? Some Items That Actually Cost Less Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 1:21 PM ET

    Inflation may be climbing faster than the humidity level, but there are still some things that actually cost less than they did a year ago.

  • Reasons Markets Are Better Today Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    After Lehman fired two top executives, the question is, does this give them any breathing room? The trust is broken--everyone thinks they will have to raise more capital, everyone thinks there will be more writedowns.

  • Investing in a Tough European Retail Environment Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    UK retailers took a beating Thursday as Home Retail and Carphone Warehouse struck a more pessimistic tone about the prospects of consumer spending.

  • Fast & Furious: Retail Sales, Alcoa... Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Dylan and the gang are getting "Fast & Furious!" These are the "Fast" ways to trade tomorrow's market moving events.

  • Europe Preview: Don't Count Out Inditex Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    The consumer across the world is under considerable pressure. Record oil prices, the credit crunch and inflationary pressures all appear to be taking their toll on people’s willingness to spend. We got some better data from the UK on Tuesday, but the trend across Europe has been weak since the turn of the year, and many of the big players are beginning to become very worried.

  • License To Sell: The Video Clips Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    Here are the video clips of my interviews on American companies licensing overseas. Be sure and check out my blog post on this as well.

  • Euro Shares Slide to 10-Week Closing Low Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:28 PM ET

    European stocks fell for the fifth straight day on Tuesday, dragged down by commodities shares to their lowest close in more than two months.

  • Tesco Sales Rise 3.5% But Non-Food Sales Slow Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 11:57 AM ET

    Tesco said its first quarter like-for-like sales excluding petrol in its core UK market rose 3.5 percent, slower than at the start of the year as clothing and furniture sales were hit by a consumer squeeze.

  • The Box Butler Tackles Clutter in a Whole New Way Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
  • License To Sell: U.S. Brand Names "For Sale" Overseas Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:00 AM ET
    Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus.

    So many entertainment and toy giants are looking to lend their names to manufacturers who want to sell their name overseas. According to Disney their licensing business will grow to $30 billion dollars in 2008.

  • Wheels Coming Off Trolley for Grocer's? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 6:48 AM ET

    In a day of bullish indicators for the UK retail sector, there’s a worrying crack in Tesco’s latest sales numbers.

  • Newspapers: Can Less News = Higher Margins? Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 4:29 PM ET

    There's no question the newspaper business is in trouble. The question IS: Can Sam Zell, chairman of the Tribune Company, build a profitable business in an industry that's in decline?

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